Winter Is on the Way
It’s that time of the year—a time when the leaves turn beautiful colors, carved pumpkins abound, ghouls and goblins lurk, and there’s a crisp chill hanging in the darkness of night.
It’s time to enjoy the warmth and beautiful light of a crackling fire.
Before you Light My Fire
Before you light that first fire to take the chill off, ask yourself this question: “When was the last time I had my chimney inspected and cleaned?” If you can’t remember, or it’s been a year or more, stop!
There is an average of 25,000 chimney fires in the US every year! Don’t be part of that statistic. Keep your family and home safe from chimney fires by scheduling a chimney inspection and professional cleaning.
Creosote: Dangerous Build Up
With each use of your fireplace, a sticky substance called creosote sticks to the inside of your chimney and chimney flue liner. Each time you use your fireplace, creosote slowly builds up and can increase the possibility of experiencing a dangerous, costly chimney fire.
What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You
Sometimes, chimney fires are subtler and go undetected. They may cause cumulative damage that isn’t typically apparent to the average homeowner. Extreme heat and temperatures of as high as 2,000 degrees can be generated by these fires.
Massey Tuckpointing & Masonry: Providing Peace of Mind
At Massey Tuckpointing, your St. Louis tuckpointing pros, we know what to look for and how to properly and thoroughly inspect your chimney, flue liner, mortar, and other components of your fireplace and chimney system. We also are certified and trained in the art of chimney sweeping and attend continuing education to ensure our chimney sweeps and masons are the best they can be and deliver a superior level of service.
Paying Attention to The Details
Here are some of the things we do during an inspection:
- Inspect for cracks and missing mortar on the exterior of your chimney masonry
- Check for missing flue tiles
- Inspect chimney cap and check for cracks, deterioration in the seal or composition of the cap
- Check the surrounding roofing around the chimney and identify any damage or issues
- Inspect the damper and make sure it’s in proper working order
- Use our chimney cam to thoroughly inspect the entire stack for corrosion, cracks, missing mortar and more.
If There’s an Issue, You’ll Know
If our St. Louis chimney inspectors and sweeps find an issue or multiple issues with your flue liner, chimney cap, mortar, damper or any other element of your chimney and fireplace, we’ll find it, document it, and inform you of all issues and needed repairs.
Clean Bill of Health
If our chimney inspection doesn’t reveal any issues, we get busy thoroughly and professionally sweeping your chimney and getting you ready to enjoy your fireplace all season long.
Stay safe and enjoy the warmth of a toasty, cozy and romantic fire.
Massey Tuckpointing, your trusted, family-owned, and trained masons, tuckpointers, and chimney sweep experts are ready to serve you and your tuckpointing needs.